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Mar 9, 2023

Illinois man charged in Wisconsin woman’s death 23 years ago

DNA and genetic testing have led to the arrest of an Illinois man in the 23-year-old strangling death of a woman in southeastern Wisconsin, police said Wednesday.

Jan 30, 2023

Racine man convicted in 1986 killing of 22-year-old woman

A Racine man has been convicted in the 1986 killing of a young woman whose body was found in a swamp at a Green Bay nature area.

Jan 23, 2023

Man gets life without parole in UW-Madison student’s slaying

A judge on Friday sentenced a man convicted of killing a University of Wisconsin-Madison student in 2008 to life in prison without parole.

Jan 9, 2023

Remains found in 1997 in Lake Michigan ID’d as Chicago woman

Human remains found in 1997 along Lake Michigan's shoreline in western Michigan have been identified as those of a Chicago woman last seen weeks earlier at a Wisconsin beachfront park, police said Monday.

Dec 9, 2022

Washington state man charged in 34-year-old Wisconsin murder

A Washington state man has been charged in the 1988 slaying of a Wisconsin woman after he was identified using "familial DNA searching" to examine records of people who may be related to the suspect.

Nov 29, 2022

Remains of man who went missing after fleeing legal trouble identified

Montana authorities said Tuesday that human remains found in Carbon County about 18 years ago have been identified as those of a Wisconsin hitchhiker who left his home state to flee legal trouble.

Apr 25, 2022

Bone found on beach IDed with genetic genealogy

A western Michigan fisherman who went missing in 2000 has been identified through DNA testing on a jaw bone that washed up on a beach 14 years later, police said Friday.

Mar 21, 2022

Wisconsin authorities crack 2009 ‘Baby Theresa’ cold case

Authorities in Wisconsin say the cold case of "Baby Theresa" -- whose body was found in 2009 -- has been solved after 13 years.

Jul 27, 2021

Wisconsin man convicted after DNA helped unlock ’76 slayings

An 84-year-old man was convicted Tuesday of murder in the 1976 shootings of a couple camping in a northeast Wisconsin park, wrapping up a case that grew cold over more than four decades until DNA technology led to an arrest.

May 10, 2021

Claims board gives man $25,000 for 1995 wrongful conviction

The Wisconsin Claims Board announced on Monday that it will award $25,000 to a man wrongfully convicted in a 1995 homicide later connected to a Milwaukee serial killer.

Apr 15, 2021

Labs improve DNA turnaround, tool mark cases taking 3 years

Wisconsin's beleaguered crime labs improved their turnaround times on DNA and ballistics testing last year but took longer to complete drug and tool-mark analysis, according to a state Justice Department report released Thursday.

Mar 22, 2021

Judge: DNA evidence in 1976 murders can be used

A Marinette County judge has ruled prosecutors can use DNA evidence collected through a phony police survey in the case against a man charged with killing a young couple in a county park more than four decades ago.


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